Notes on the Geography of Mauritius: Mauritius 1: Port Louis: Photo 17
Basdeo is close to Sir Seewoosagar Rangoolam (1900-1985), whose father arrived from Bihar as an indentured laborer. The son became a British-trained doctor and then the first chief minister (1961-68) and first prime minister (1968-1982) of Mauritius. The island's international airport is named for him, and his face appears on every Mauritian rupee.
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